Talha Muezzinoglu

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PURPOSE We investigated sexual function in females with fibromyalgia (FM) and evaluate whether coexistent major depression (MD) has an additional negative effect on sexual function. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 100 female subjects were enrolled in the study, including 40 with FM only, 27 with FM plus MD and 33 healthy volunteers as a control group.(More)
The improvement of quality of life (QoL) should be the major concern in any proposed treatment modality for any disorder. The objective of this study was to develop a new easy to use benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH)-specific QoL scale that may guide the treatment policy in BPH. A total of 118 items addressing BPH-specific QoL were produced. After an(More)
AIM To evaluate the long term outcomes of temporary urethral stent placement for the treatment of recurrent bulbar urethral stricture. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty-eight patients who underwent temporary polymer coated urethral stent placement due to recurrent bulbar urethral stricture between 2010 and 2014 were enrolled in the study. The long term(More)
OBJECTIVES We aimed to compare the effect of shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) and ureteroscopic lithotripsy (URS) on health-related quality of life (HRQoL) for the treatment of proximal ureteral stones. MATERIAL AND METHODS Between April 2014 and July 2015, patients with proximal ureteral stones who were successfully treated with URS or SWL in seven different(More)
INTRODUCTION Vena cava thrombus is an extremely rare complication of testicular tumors. We report on an unusual case of testicular tumor presenting with inferior vena cava thrombus extending from the left spermatic and bilateral external iliac veins to the hepatic vein. CASE REPORT A-35-year old man presented with a 6-month history of left scrotal mass(More)
BACKGROUND We studied cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2) immunohistochemical staining intensity both in prostatic biopsy and surgical samples of patients with prostate cancer to determine if it might provide prognostic information for the decision of re-biopsy indication. METHODS Twenty-eight patients undergone radical prostatectomy whose final pathologic(More)
The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of anxiety and pain on success of shockwave lithotripsy (SWL) for treatment of proximal ureteral and renal pelvic stones smaller than 15 mm. One hundred thirty-two patients with proximal ureteral or renal pelvic stones <15 mm who were treated by a SWL and forty controls were enrolled in the study. State-trait(More)
Targeted therapy in the management of metastatic renal cell cancer has been recently introduced to urology practice. The drugs used for management are used in a very limited number of patients and only for clear cell histology. We present a case where we administered sorafenib, a multikinase inhibitor of tumor-cell proliferation and angiogenesis, to a(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the proportion of neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) use in patients with muscle invasive bladder cancer before radical cystectomy and the approach of urologists to this subject. MATERIALS AND METHODS We invited 242 urologists during the 12th International Urooncology Congress in Turkey to answer a self-administered questionnaire. The(More)
A 34-year-old, non-smoker primigravida has been followed up routinely since 9 weeks of gestation uneventfully until 20 weeks of gestation when she had asymptomatic bacteriuria. She didn’t have any sign of microscopic hematuria. The urine culture was positive for Escherichia coli at 20th weeks, Klebsiella pneumonia at 22nd weeks and Serratia marcescens at(More)
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